The Ultimate Tastes of Chicago Combo ($90) is a must have for lovers of the Windy City's culinary delights. Each combo package includes a deep dish pizza, hot dog kit, ribs, and cheesecake — all from Chicago landmarks known for their famous must-eats.
Up until this week, we would never had considered ourselves jerky connoisseurs. But that was before the folks at House of Jerky sent us their Give It Some Game pack ($57). Filled with some of the best dried meat we've ever tasted, the pack doesn't include your average convenience store jerky — you get a nice selection of Buffalo, Venison, Ostrich, Elk, and, our definite favorite, Alligator. All of it had a great taste and texture, and we can easily say it's the best we've ever had. If you don't want to splurge on the variety pack, you can buy each separate, or choose from tons of other flavors.
Williams-Sonoma claims that these apples grow to a circumference of up to 17-inches. While we're a little frightened at the possible genetically-engineered girth, that's mighty impressive. After they're picked in the fall, the Colossal Caramel Apples ($22) are rushed to the candymaker who coats them in caramel and Guittard dark chocolate. Available in male or female.
It's about time the gingerbread house got an extreme makeover. The Modern Gingerbread House ($80) is a 50's-style version of the classic, complete with a garage and rock garden. It comes assembled and ready to eat, but will last up to a full year as decoration. Even better, it can be personalized, making it a great custom addition to your holiday decor.
You've heard the stories. Now it's time to have your own Turducken ($65). For those not in the know when it comes to edible fowl, the Turducken is a holiday masterpiece that includes a semi-boneless turkey stuffed with a deboned chicken that's stuffed with a deboned duck breast. Triple-bird-alicious. The best Turducken you'll find are those from Louisiana-based Cajun Grocer. They offer five different 15-lbs Turduckens with either cornbread stuffing, seafood kambalaya, cornbread/rice dressing, creole sausage, or plain (veggies only). They also offer 4-lbs Turducken Rolls with either cornbread or pork sausage. This Thanksgiving, make the Ménage à trois of meals.